Avast 4.8 vs. AVG 7.5

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Timberwolf5578, Apr 5, 2008.

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  1. Timberwolf5578

    Timberwolf5578 Registered Member

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    In the last couple of days I tried Avast 4.8 and AVG 7.5. As far as I know, the AVG is only antivirus, but the Avast has antivirus, anti-spyware, and anti-rootkit also. I tried both on my AMD Athlon 64 X2 dualcore 6400+ Black edition system with 2gb PC6400 DDR2 RAM, and it seems like my computer actually runs a little faster with the Avast compared to the AVG.

    Could this be right? Doesn't the Avast have more processes going on though? I currently have 5 out of 7 processes running on Avast (I didn't need all 7).
     
  2. Thug21

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    Hello :)

    If you think it runs faster/better on your machine, then likely it does. In many cases, every program works differently on different PCs so its hard to compare. A small difference in # of processes doesn't mean much either so if you like Avast so far, just stick with it. Also you are correct on the feature list.

    Just FYI, though, I don't think "one vs another" threads are allowed here. ;)
     
  3. larryb52

    larryb52 Registered Member

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    I'll get the only post & sorry the rules basically say no comparisons on AV's so whatever works for you I'm happy, use it & go get a nice firewall...
     
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    Both are very good av's so use whichever you like most :)

    I tend to trust on avast better, IMHO.
     
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